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* English teachers in Sri Lanka request government to extend retirement age of state sector employees
Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 07:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 13, Colombo: A trade union of English teachers in Sri Lanka has requested the government to extend the retirement age of public servants.

The All Ceylon Union of English Teachers (ACUET) has requested the retirement age to be increased to 62 years.

General Secretary of the ACUET, Stanley Perera has issued a media statement noting that many members of the academic cadre and in the legal profession receive extensions even after the age of 65 while some professions did not receive this benefit.

He has explained that this special extension is granted to get the maximum benefit out of public servants with wide experience in their respective field.

The ACUET has urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to initiate the necessary measures to receive Cabinet approval to extend the retirement age of public servants, who have the necessary aptitude and experience, up to 62 years.

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